Samsung Electronics has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones following reports of fires in replacement devices, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source.
The smartphone giant’s decision to temporarily halt Note 7 production was done in cooperation with authorities in China, United States and China, Yonhap cited an unnamed source at a Samsung partner firm as saying.
Samsung declined to comment to CNBC on the report.
A South Korean government agency said on Monday, however, that it was monitoring reports that some of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones had caught fire. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) also repeated a warning from the transport ministry that Galaxy Note 7 devices recalled by Samsung should not be used or charged inside airplanes.
On Sunday, two US mobile carriers said they will stop issuing Samsung Electronics’ new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to safety concerns, a further setback for the world’s top smartphone maker trying to manage a growing recall crisis.